"What is this lion saying to you?" the teacher asked, holding the painting high.
It was the end of our "Brave Writing" class, and she presented the challenge, aimed at stretching us.
I stared at the vibrant lion, his mouth, wide and eyes, piercing.
My immediate Christian-y thoughts went to Jesus, the "Lion of Judah".
I pushed deeper, hoping to expose something more than this surface conclusion.
Who is this lion in my life?
The Bible refers to the devil as a lion, too. And I knew exactly what that lion was saying.
For weeks I had been in an intense battle for my mind, and I wasn't winning. I was wrought with fear and insecurity that could suck the creativity out of the likes of Leonardo DaVinci himself.
I began to write the reality of this lion's presence in my life. The Holy Spirit's presence was so strong in that moment, as His words flowed through me and onto the paper.
What resulted was the key to my freedom--
The lion may be loud, but the Lamb holds the authority.
Which one would I give the microphone of my life to?
I don't have all this figured out yet, but over the past several weeks, I have regained some battleground. The more I focus on the Lamb's testimony about me, the quieter the roars become. My security strengthens, my creativity soars.
I am, by no means, an experienced poet, but I wanted to share my (finally) finished piece in hopes that it will be an encouragement to you, too.
Who holds the microphone of your life?
The Lion, and the Lamb
A little about me...
Hi, I'm Katie!
Wife to Craig, mom of three, author, writer, Jesus-follower, Bible teacher, and coffee enthusiast.
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